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The study ofscientific thinking and reasoning thus confirms a tendency present in other areas of reasoning: full understanding depends on more than just the relation to logic. While logic can still constitute the starting point for studies of reasoning, it can no longer be the only starting point. As with scientific reasoning, so also with other domains: the full understanding of reasoning will emerge from the careful analysis of all the levels at which it is manifest. Given this, we look forward to a widening arena for such studies-one that continually reaches outward from the confines of the laboratory task to the wider environment ofsocial, cultural, and historical contexts.